Past Events


2019 and 2020 has seen PIR society host some amazing events!

In term 1 we proudly hosted the Runnymede and Weybridge General Election Candiate Hustings, which won us Best Event at Society Awards!

Guest talks have been hosted, from Baroness D’Souza to Mark Regev, the Israeli Ambassador, giving an exciting opportunity for students to meet with esteemed guests!

We of course throughout the year have hosted our infamous Pub Quiz, with the Lecturers coming a groundbreaking 4th, seeing our LIMUN delegation winning!

This academic year has also seen us continuing hosting Brexit Leaving drinks part 2 and 3, and of course our General Election Results all nighter.

Our close relationship with the PIR department gave us a great opportunity to host an Academic Round Table with Proffessor’s James Sloam, Chris Hanretty and Oliver Heath, giving their run down on the 2019 General Election.


Welcome Week 2018

Welcome Week

PIR Pub Quiz #1

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A Conversation With The Israeli Ambassador

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Come In Your Socs Social: Cheesy Shirts

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Pizza & Politics: Captain America-Civil War

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Royal Holloway Question Time (With speakers from Conservative Association, Labour Society and Liberal Democrat Society)

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Politics and Government Alumni Reception

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Charity Ball (Joint with Diplomatic Society)

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Pub Quiz #2: Beat the Lecturers!

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LGBT+ History Month: The Evolution of LGBT+ Rights (Joint with LGBT+ Society)

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Pizza & Politics: The Death of Stalin

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Brexit Leaving You Have 2 More Months To Get An Irish Passport Drinks:

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Pizza & Politics: The Whistleblower

Holocaust Educational Trust: A Survivor Testimony (Joint with History Society)

PIR Pub Quiz

Government & Politics Alumni Panel: Careers That Count (Joint with Careers Service)

Pizza & Politics: In the Loop

Come In Your Socs Social

RoHo Question Time

Speakers from each of RoHo’s political societies

Pizza & Politics: A Syrian Love Story (Joint with Refugee Society)

Beyond Brexit: Visions for the Future

Speakers from Renew, an anti-Brexit movement

Vince Cable Q & A (Joint with Liberal Democrat Society)

Q & A with Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Pizza & Politics: Milk

Alumni Event 2018

Pizza & Politics: Lion

Including a short discussion about the work of VITAL, our charity of the year


Welcome Week 2016


Rogue State? A Debate on Israel


Pizza & Politics: Frost/Nixon


Come In Your Socs Social


The Great Debate:

Speakers: Presidents of Conservative Society, Labour Society, Liberal Democrat Society and Left Forum
Friday 28th October
Main Lecture Theatre

US Election Briefing:

– Ursula Hackett, Lecturer in US Politics and British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2016.
– Kaat Smets, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Quantitative Methods and Political Behaviour.
– Clara Eroukhmanoff, Teaching Fellow in Politics & Int. Rel., US Foreign Policy and Securitisation.

Formal Hall:

Speaker: Andrew Stephenson MP


Refugee Crisis Film
A screening of Yannick Oho Bambe’s ‘When humanity Knocked On Our Doors‘.
30th November 2016

PIRSoc Hosts Philip Hammond MP
10th February 2017

Pizza & Politics: The Dictator


The Greens in Europe
Speaker: Keith Taylor (Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East region)
19.00, Monday, 28 November 2013
Main Lecture Theatre

Leadership, the development of International Civics and Youth Empowerment
Speaker: William Webster, Executive Director of Civic Concepts International
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Main Lecture Theatre

Motivational experiences shared by external PIR University Students
Speakers: Four University Students from Australia, Denmark, and Queen Marys, UoL.
Monday, 10th February 2014
FW101, 7PM

Sino-African Relations
Speaker: Richard Dowden (Head of the Royal African Society)
Wednesday, 12 February, 2014

Politics, government and Think Tanks
Speakers: Guest Speakers from the Careers Centre
Thursday, 13 February 2014

Is the Eurozone problem really the Euro?
Speaker: Philip Booth (Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs)
Thursday, 27 February 2014

Somalia; Moving forward?
Speaker: Mary Harper (African editor for BBC World Service and Journalist)
Monday, 10 March 2014

Module Choice Information evening
Speakers: Second and Third years studying undergraduate PIR
Monday, 24 February 2014

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